Marvels of Costa Rica

Costa Rica, located in Central America, is an isthmus where life seems to have created its roots. Discover the Marvels of Costa Rica with this 9 day program. You will be amazed with the Arenal Volcano, one of the most active in the world. Experience nature at its best at The Cloud Forest in Monteverde and enjoy the best beaches of Costa Rica in Guanacaste.

Superior Hotel Option: 9-day tour from $1,609
Deluxe Hotel Option: 9-day tour from $2,155

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Day One - San José Arrival

Arrive at San Jose
Meet and Greet at San José International Airport. After you have picked up your luggage and clear customs you will be transferred to your San José Hotel. Tour Guide will review the itinerary and answers any questions or concerns regarding your trip.
Overnight in San José
Includes: Private ground transportation, airport meet and greet, bottle of water and luggage handling.

Superior Hotel Option: Barceló San José
Deluxe Hotel Option: Real InterContinental San Jose - Costa Rica

Day Two - Transfer to Arenal, Arenal Volcano Hike and the Springs Tour

Arenal Volcanco
From San Jose the journey north to Arenal begins, stopping in the famous artisan town of Sarchi. The tour continues through plantations for agricultural products, ornamental plants and cattle ranches until arrival in La Fortuna, for lunch with a view of the volcano. Later, relax in one of the area's top hot springs or enjoy an optional spa treatment. The night finishes at dinner with a view of the volcano, followed by hotel check-in.
Overnight in Arenal
Includes: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, private ground transportation, tour guide, bottle of water and Hot Springs Experience.

Superior Hotel Option: Montaña de Fuego Resort & Spa
Deluxe Hotel Option: Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa

Day Three - Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge

Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge
The Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge is a humid area considered to be one of the richest in biological diversity in Costa Rica. Here one finds a great variety of resident and migratory birds plus three different species of monkeys, iguanas, sloths, turtles and caymans. The adventure begins at Los Chiles village, only 4 kms from the Nicaraguan border with a four-hour floating safari through tropical rain forest and pastures.
Overnight in Arenal
Includes: Breakfast, lunch, tour guide, boat ride, lunch and transportation.

Day Four - Transfer to Monteverde

Transfer to Monteverde
A beautiful ride of approximately 3 hours to Monteverde provides breathtaking views of the northern plains of Costa Rica while your guide shares the importance of each habitat and the history of each town. After check-in, enjoy the area or take an optional tour, such as Canopy Tour, Sky Walk and Sky Trek, Frog Pond or Butterfly Farm.
Overnight in Monteverde
Includes: Breakfast, private ground transportation, tour guide and bottle of water.

Superior Hotel Option: Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge
Deluxe Hotel Option: El Establo - Mountain Hotel & Private Reserve

Day Five - Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Tour

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
Experience an expertly guided tour of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, which spans over 25,730 acres. More than 500 species of orchids cling to the limbs of enormous trees, while vines, ferns, mosses and lichens fill every other available space. The Cloud Forest is home to more than 130 species of mammals,400 species of birds, including the beautiful quetzal, 30 species of hummingbirds, 5000 species of moths and 3000 species of plants. A nature lover's paradise! Afterwards, enjoy lunch and the rest of the afternoon at leisure to relax and experience nature at its best. Optional Tours available: Sky Walk, Canopy Tour, Frog Pond and Butterfly Garden.
Overnight in Monteverde
Includes: Breakfast, lunch, private ground transportation, tour guide and bottle of water.

Day Six - Transfer to Guanacaste

Transfer to Guanacaste
After breakfast it is time to travel on to Guanacaste, famous for its beaches and also home of the Dry Tropical Forest. This trip will take approximately 3 hours, with amazing views and many local towns in passing.
Overnight in Guanacaste
Includes: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and ground transportation.

Superior Hotel Option: Riu Guanacaste (All-Inclusive)
Deluxe Hotel Option: The Westin Playa Conchal Resort & Spa (All-Inclusive)

Day Seven - Vida Aventura Nature Park

Vida Aventura Nature Park
Vida Aventura is the best selling tour in Guanacaste. It's the perfect mix of adventure and pleasure in one day. Friends, couples or families, the tour is made for everyone. Zip Lining, Horseback Riding, volcano views, Hot Springs, Mud bath and more! Vida Aventura is located in the Guanacaste Mountain Range so you can enjoy all these exiting activities without the high temperatures and and humid clime of the low lands.
Overnight in Guanacaste
Includes: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, private ground transportation, tour guide, bottle of water, horseback riding, zip line, trails and hot pools.

Day Eight - Guanacaste at Leisure

Enjoy Guanacaste at your own pace. Optional tours available: Palo Verde National Park, Liberia City Tour, Nicaragua One Day Tour and Sky Walk Tenorio.
Overnight in Guanacaste
Includes: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, private ground transportation and tour guide.

Day Nine - Departure from Liberia Airport

Departure from Liberia Airport
A guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel to transfer you to LIR International Airport.
Includes: Breakfast and ground transportation.

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Rates quoted are per person, land only, based on double occupancy unless otherwise stated. Rates valid for departure 2/16/19 for Marvels of Costa Rica and Jewels of Costa Rica.
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